megin

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse megin, from Proto-Germanic *maginą.

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megin n (genitive singular megins, uncountable)

  1. (rare) strength, power, ability

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n3s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative megin meginið
Accusative megin meginið
Dative megini megininum
Genitive megins meginsins

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse megin, from Proto-Germanic *maginą.

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Noun[edit]

megin n (genitive singular megins, no plural)

  1. strength, power, ability
  2. the main part, greater part

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *maginą (might, power). Cognate with Old English mæġen, Old Saxon megin, Old High German megin, magan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈmeɡin/

Noun[edit]

megin n (genitive megins)

  1. (not used in plural form) might, power, strength
    • Vǫluspá, verse 1, lines 7-8, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      [] máni þat né vissi / hvat hann megins átti, []
      [] moon yet knew not / what its might was, []
  2. (singular only, especially in compounds) the main, chief part of a thing
    • Upphaf Rikis Haralds Harfagra 5, in 1835, F. Magnússon, C. C. Rafn, Fornmanna sögur, Volume X. Copenhagen, page 184:
      [] allan Þrándheim ok allt megin landsins, []
      [] the whole Trondheim and all the mainland, []

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References[edit]

  • megin in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • megin in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.